TRENTON, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy announced on Tuesday the appointment of Burlington County attorney Carolyn Chang to the Advisory Board of the Ombudsperson’s Office of Corrections. The Advisory Board, which was established under the Dignity Act for Incarcerated Parent Caregivers, which Governor Murphy signed in January 2020, is responsible for advising the Ombudsperson’s Office of Corrections. Murphy also announced the appointments of ACLU-NJ’s Tess Borden and former High Court judge Edward Neafsey to the Council.
“I am proud to nominate these exceptional individuals to the Advisory Board of the Ombudsperson’s Office of Corrections,” said Governor Murphy. “The work and supervision of the Council are extremely important to ensure that the state’s prison population is treated with the humanity, respect and dignity they deserve. I am confident that these nominees will serve with honor and make recommendations for the much needed reform in our state prisons. ”
Chang is a family law attorney in Burlington County and is known throughout the state for her legal acumen and passion for children and public service.
As a former legal advisor to Honorable Judith Yaskin, PJFP, Honorable Mary Ann Burgess, JSC and Honorable J. Wilson Noden, JSC, Chang emphasizes the importance of leading by example and the need to guide other lawyers in the proper practice of law. To that end, after years of providing individual advice to young lawyers and honing their legal skills as a Lawyer at the Thomas S. Forkin American Inn of Courts, Chang helped found the Honorable Anne E. Thompson American Inn of Court, now known as the Honorable Marie White Bell American Inn of Court, where she currently serves as her treasurer.
In addition to her legal practice, Chang shared her talents as a civil servant as Mayor and Woman of the Westampton, New Jersey City Committee. Resident in Westampton Township since 2002, Ms. Chang was elected in 2010 to the Westampton Township governing body and was appointed mayor in January 2013 and served until January 2016.
Chang received his bachelor of arts and his doctorate in law from Rutgers University.
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